Cine Lokal Screens Real Florido’s Charming Love Story “1st Ko si 3rd”

After the very much successful Pista ng Pilekulang Pilipino, the Film Development Council of the Philippines through CINELOKAL presents another must-watched original Filipino movie, the award winning film 1ST KO SI 3RD  (Third is My First) on September 1-7 in select SM Cinemas in Mall of Asia, Megamall, North Edsa, Fairview, Southmall, Bacoor, Iloilo and Cebu. Produced by Firestarters Productions, 1st Ko Si 3rd is a tale about a woman who … Continue reading Cine Lokal Screens Real Florido’s Charming Love Story “1st Ko si 3rd”

#PPP2017 Critics’ Choice “Birdshot” Extended at Cinema ’76 & Select Cinemas

Those who missed the critically-acclaimed film “Birdshot” during its initial run at the recently concluded Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) will still have a chance to see the much lauded film through its extended run in select cinemas. Cinema ’76, the trendsetting micro-cinema in San Juan, is playing “Birdshot” with several prime screenings through out the week. Mall-goers can catch “Birdshot” in Gateway Cinemas and … Continue reading #PPP2017 Critics’ Choice “Birdshot” Extended at Cinema ’76 & Select Cinemas

“Patay na si Hesus” Filmmakers Talk About the Roadtrip Comedy Movie

No one gets crucified in the new satirical comedy “Patay na si Hesus.” Well, no one or nothing except Pinoy cinema’s tired cliches, our outdated biases, predictable expectations and actors’ over-the-top performances. The latter gets skewered by the cast’s purposely deadpan dialogue delivery – led by the effortless Jaclyn Jose – rendering punchlines funnier, the stabs more razor-sharp.  Did we mention that most of the … Continue reading “Patay na si Hesus” Filmmakers Talk About the Roadtrip Comedy Movie

#CineFilipino2018 Full Length Entries Revealed

August 17, 2017, the official entries for the 3rd edition of the CineFilipino Film Festival has been announced. Check out the eight (8) official entries and their synopsis: Delia & Sammy by Therese Cayaba “An ill-tempered old actress Delia, has to find family to leave her equally difficult husband with before she dies, forcing themselves back into the lives of people they’ve hurt, estranged and … Continue reading #CineFilipino2018 Full Length Entries Revealed

“100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA (2017) Review Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana We’ve been flooded with romantic films in the Philippines, some are nice, and most are redundant and is just a way to lure the audience through “hugot” lines. But there are rare cases of romantic comedy films that veers away from the usual cutesy tandem and tired formula. Here enters Jason Paul Laxamana’s … Continue reading “100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017

Hopefully an annual event, spearheaded by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in celebration of Buwan ng Wika, a celebration for Philippine cinemas as well is the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. The said festival will run from August 16 to 22 in cinemas nationwide. Here are the 12 entries and what you need to know about it: 1. 100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA Written and directed by … Continue reading GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017

#Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

NABUBULOK by Sonny Calvento If you love crime thrillers, Nabubulok may be your cup of tea. The film envelops itself in this eerie atmosphere that makes it mysterious from start to finish. While the film opens with its answer to the mystery it revolves to, the way it uncovers its story is interesting enough to get me hooked until it ends. Director Sonny Calvento's investigative movie harnesses its … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

#Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Bagahe,” “Respeto,” “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”

BAGAHE by Zig Dulay The film is literally and figuratively about Baggage. You’ll  know a Zig Dulay film when you see one and this is definitely one of his works. Bagahe tells the story of Mercy, an OFW who just flew back home to reunite with her family but will later on be investigated for an incident that happened in the airplane she rode. Bagahe is literally and figuratively … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Bagahe,” “Respeto,” “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”

“Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Held a Successful Celebrity Screening at UP Cine Adarna

It was a jam-packed special screening for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017 official entry Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B at the UP Cine Adarna. Even though it was raining, people were still lining up to watch the film with the cast and crew. To the surprise of the audience, the producers decided to screen the uncut version of the film, loud applause came when producer Perci Intalan announced. After … Continue reading “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Held a Successful Celebrity Screening at UP Cine Adarna